Sagem creates Indian subsidiary, Sagem Services India Private Ltd

Aero India 2013, Bangalore, February 6, 2013

Sagem (Safran), the European leader in navigation, optronics and avionics systems and equipment and safety-critical software, has created Sagem Services India Private Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary that will be headquartered in New Delhi.

Primarily focused on maintenance, Sagem Services India will provide customer support for all Sagem avionics, optronics and inertial navigation systems and equipment in service in India.

The creation of Sagem Services India marks a major step forward in Sagem's development in this country. Working closely with its customers, Sagem will be able to enhance its role in the development of India's aerospace industry, and form new partnerships in all of its business sectors.

Already a contributor to several major Indian civil and military aircraft programs (1), Sagem works closely with Indian industry to supply avionics and navigation systems for both new aircraft and modernization programs.

Sagem's new subsidiary will draw on the resources of its parent company, Safran, which already has some 2,100 employees in India.

1 – Sagem makes the flight control system for the ALH Dhruv helicopter. In addition, it makes Sigma laser gyro navigation systems, hundreds of which have been acquired for India's Hawk trainers, Jaguar, MiG-27, MiG-29K, Sukhoi-30 MKI and LCA Tejas combat aircraft.

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Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

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